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2001YZF426Rider

new clarke 3.3 gallon tank questions

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I just put a 3.3 gallon clarke tank on my 426.. My question is, if i get another petcock, from which year do i want? And, how do i connect the two fuel lines coming from the petcock, to go into one, with a "T" connection?? Anybody have pics of their setup?

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I used an '03-'05 YZ450 petcock on the right side and went forward with the fuel line up over the header and behind the radiator.

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Then I modified another '03 petcock on the left to eliminate the T fitting:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5491398#post5491398

On the Clarke tank, the right side petcock sits too close to the head to use an '06 valve, which would run the line rearward, because that valve offsets inward a little and would hit the head.

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That would be this setup, with the plastic Y in it:

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No problem, but it wasn't clean enough for me, and I was concerned about the Y turning brittle.

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Ok.. How long did you have that setup like that?? i wonder if i can find a y out of brass or something instead of plastic..

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I looked all over, and the only Y that compact was plastic. I didn't look everywhere, though, so rage on if you like. I only have so much time to hunt for stuff. One alternative was to make one from copper tubing, but the way I did it was probably less work. The plastic Y was there for 7-8 months, and is mad to be under an automobile hood, so the risk of it becoming brittle is probably pretty low.

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i will try that!! Thanks a lot for the help!!

One other thing, is there an easy way to get this damn tank on? Mine is a pain to get on right where the front of the tank mounts to the frame, those rubber pieces hit where the bolts go through, i have to take off one side mount and get the other side lined up then put the other one on, its a major pain!!

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